Committee assignments

Democratic Senator Roland Burris, appointed recently by ‘scandal-tarred’ Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich landed spots on some top Senate committees: Armed Services, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Veterans Affairs (are the Dems going all-in with Burris–trying to prep him for reelection in ’10?).

McCain also did some committee-dosey-do, leaving the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in exchange for “three new panels: Energy and Natural Resources; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs” (I like that Obama has been working to make McCain an ally in the Senate and help restore his legacy of bipartisanship a bit…could this be part of that, putting him in a better position to help or support Obama?).  McCain “will continue to serve as ranking member on the Armed Services Committee and on the Indian Affairs Committee. ”

(HatTip: Politico)

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